I created this pretty and simple faux stitched background card for my aunt's birthday. She loves embroidery and needlepoint and I'm sure she will enjoy receiving this card in the mail.
The new Needlepoint Nook suite from Stampin' Up! makes this card simpler to create than it looks. It was one of my must haves in the new occasions catalogue and includes the Needle and Thread stamp set and coordinating Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies along with the so pretty Needlepoint Nook designer series paper. I also couldn't resist the matching buttons and old olive linen thread.
The entire suite has an embroidered look to it that is pretty without being dated. I especially love how the patterned paper includes both primary colours along with pinks. The suite is definitely feminine but due to the colours, can be pretty without being too sweet. Today's card features Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade and Old Olive but check back next week for a birthday card featuring the same Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper but with Berry Bliss as the feature colour.
If you look in the top right corner of the above photo you can see the die used to make this pretty faux stitched background card. I placed the framelit on a diagonal using the big shot and the magnetic platform. You could make the background stitching straight or have 1 faux stitched flower pattern in the centre rather than repeating the design.
The other needlepoint element framelits are also fantastic! All the flowers can be cut out with the big shot along with coordinating stitches, backgrounds for words and leaves. I especially love how the leaf stamp has all the leaves on one stamp so that you can stamp multiple leaves and cut them out all in one step.
I couldn't resist stamping the inside. I chose "Happiest Birthday to You" and used the stitched patterned stamp to make sure the inside coordinated with the faux stitched background.
Make it yourself!
If you live in Canada, you can create this card yourself by ordering the following products from Stampin' Up! through my online store.
- Needle & Thread Bundle
- Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
- Crushed Curry Paper and Ink
- Old Olive paper and ink
- Poppy Parade ink
- Whisper White paper
- Stamping Basics Kit
If you are local to me or need some help you can also email me to order at firstname.lastname@example.org